The Hidden Side of Hera

A Mythological Journey from a Feminine Perspective

Guided by Brenda Sorkin, GCFP

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are a woman seeking to find balance in this action packed world, or a man exploring his feminine side, we journey into the inner duality from the viewpoint of the feminine in this story. Whether relating to an actual spouse, or an inner relationship the myth of Hera allows us to enter these themes without restriction. Guided by image, the telling of the story and simple movement explorations we will use our imaginations to engage our feminine side.

Joseph Campbell introduced a generation to the power of the myth particularly through the lens of the masculine and the hero journey. Remnants of the feminine journey have been influenced by the patriarchal viewpoint yet have been particularly preserved in some of the older matriarchal sites as on Samos, Greece.

The myth of Hera from Samos brings us into a different relationship to the marrying maiden. The fullness of her journey of balancing the masculine and the feminine has been limited in her depictions as guardian of the sacred marriage with vengeance and jealousy. Yet, of all the Greek goddesses Hera is the expression of the feminine who enters the full labor of love as she seeks fulfillment in marriage.

In the depiction of the myth on Samos the solitary aspects that enables the feminine to enter the sacred marriage are highlighted. One of her secret myths shows her enthroned with a pomegranate in her left hand. This representation of her connection to the depths is vital to her being. The summons to the sacred marriage is the eternal maiden.

Open to women and men.

No prior knowledge of myths nor of Feldenkrais is necessary.

Please call 704.527.596 or email Brenda at to reserve your space

Workshops are $65 for 3 hour session